From Father to Son: Helping Boys Embrace Authentic Masculinity

Join Fr. Mark McCormick for a very special Father/Son event. The evening begins with dinner followed by a talk by Fr. Brett Brannen, acclaimed author and speaker. There is no charge for this event, but registration is required. Registration deadline: April 18th. This event is open to middle and high school young men and their fathers, grandfathers, older brothers, godfathers and mentors. There are a lot of voices out there and many conflicting and confusing messages about what it means to be a man in the 21st century. How many of us take the time to listen to what God has to say about the matter? Note: Young men must be accompanied by an adult. Click here to register.

Guest Speaker: Fr. Brannen

Fr. Brett Brannen was ordained a priest in 1991 for the Diocese of Savannah, Ga.  He graduated from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary with an M.Div and an MA-Theology; Sacred Scripture. He has served as pastor of five different parishes and was diocesan vocation director for 10 years. From 2005-2011, he was the vice rector of Mount St. Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD. Fr. Brannen has preached nearly 50 diocesan priest retreats around the U.S., as well as numerous retreats for seminaries, discernment retreats for men and parish missions. He has taught a course on the Identity of the Diocesan Priest at The Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha, NE for the last 11 years and he preaches an annual retreat for priests with The Theology of the Body Institute.

He is the author of two books: To Save a Thousand Souls: A Guide for Discerning a Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood (2010) and A Priest in the Family: A Guide for Parents Whose Sons are Considering Priesthood (2014). Fr. Brannen is the pastor of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Savannah, Ga.